English Language Proficiency

Take the first step to an exceptional education

Cape Breton University has strong relationships with several english language partners including, International Centre EAP, English School of Canada (ESC), English Canada (EC) and the International Language Academy of Canada (ILAC). If your first language is not English, you will need to provide documentation to prove that CBU’s English language proficiency requirements have been met.

English Language Scores

TOEFL

  • Paper-Based Test: 550
  • Computer-Based Test: 213
  • Internet-Based Test: 80

IELTS

  • Overall Score: 6.5
  • No Band Below: 6.0

*All IELTS and TOEFL scores should be sent to admissions_documents@cbu.ca directly from the testing language body (Eg. IELTS or TOEFL). Language scores that have been sent by students will not be accepted.

English Proficiency Exemption

If you have completed at least two years in a secondary school (as recognized by CBU) where english is the primary language of instruction, you do not require a language score. Official documentation, however, is needed. If you have completed at least 30 credit hours (or equivalent) at a post-secondary institution (as recognized by CBU) where English is the primary language of instruction, you do not require a language score. Official documentation is required.

Country Specific Requirements

Credential Requirements By Country